The Card Counter

Reap what you sow.


The Card Counter
We follow William Tell, a gambler and former serviceman who sets out to reform a young man seeking revenge on a mutual enemy from their past. Tell just wants to play cards. His spartan existence on the casino trail is shattered when he is approached by Cirk, a vulnerable and angry young man seeking help to execute his plan for revenge on a retired military major. Tell sees a chance at redemption through his relationship with Cirk. Gaining backing from mysterious gambling financier La Linda, Tell takes Cirk with him on the road, going from casino to casino until the unlikely trio set their sights on winning the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. But keeping Cirk on the straight-and-narrow proves impossible, dragging Tell back into the darkness of his past.

109 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Nudity, Violence, Drug abuse).
Drama, Thriller, On the art circuit

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Credits

Cast
Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan, Willem Dafoe, Alexander Babara, Bobby C. King, Ekaterina Baker
Director
Paul Schrader
ScreenplayPaul Schrader
MusicRobert Levon Been, Giancarlo Vulcano
CinematographyAlexander Dynan
EditingBenjamin Rodriguez Jr.
SoundtrackAvailable
SA distributorFilmfinity
Made in2021
Produced byFocus Features, LB Entertainment, Astrakan Film AB, Bona Film Group, Convergent Media, Convergent Media, Enriched Media Group, HanWay Films, One Two Twenty Entertainment, Redline Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreAction, drama, thriller
LanguageNone (sic)
NudityNone (sic)
SexNone (sic)
ViolenceNone (sic)
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone (sic)
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

R: RestrictedRated R for some disturbing violence, graphic nudity, language and brief sexuality.
Runtime111
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.


CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
15 +
Positive messages
2
Positive role models
1
Violence
4
Sex
3
Language
4
Consumerism
1
Drinking, drugs, smoking
2

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Metacritic.com
41 critics
16
Rottentomatoes critics
153 critics
15
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconLed by Oscar Isaac’s gripping performance, The Card Counter adds another weighty chapter to Paul Schrader’s long inquiry into man’s moral responsibility.
17
CommonSenseMedia
Jeffrey M. Anderson quote iconPowerful, intensely personal drama has strong violence.
15

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
34 users
14
Rottentomatoes users
100+ users
7
Rottentomatoes popcornmeter
Popcornmeter
8
IMDB
9355 Netizens
12
The Movie DB
Community
13

Average .. 65%

13

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